Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, amlost =]

So it's not REALLY Thaksgiving, but when it does get here, I hope you have a happy one! I lifted this design from page 24/25 of the September/October 2010 issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. I love this design because it could be used for any occasion and any type of pattern paper.. can you imagine the possibilities?!

This card is for 2 Challenges that are a lot alike this week! It's for Challenge #58 - Autumn Daze at A Crafty Little Place. It's also for the Something with Fall Colors on Stamp Something. Both challenges are to use fall colors.

I wanted to use all patterned papers and I just LOVE the red one. It's an alligator type deal! And it was on sale for 10 cents... can't go wrong with that!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

One wacky family tradition

I used sketch #68 on Twisted Sketches. The twist this week was "vintage". My take on vintage was the top photo from 1989.

I love these pictures.. the one on the top is my Dad and I in 1989. The bottom photo is of my sister and my niece from a couple weeks ago. This wacky tradition was some how passed down!!

This is the 1st time I used masking and glimmer mist on a layout. It did warp the layout a bit, but what can ya do?

This cute journaling spot was hand drawn by ~{Puppet}~ on, oh so cute!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Klayre's 2nd Birthday - a 2 pager!!

I figured I better get moving on Klarye's 2nd Birthday pages since it's almost her 3rd!

For this page, I lifted Jazzescrapper's "October Birthdays" for the "Scraplift the before before you" Challenge on

Journaling: Every year on your birthday, you get an eclair since your name is Klayre! You loved it, but it wasn't as messy as the year before!! With so many presents, you'd think it was Christmas morning! There were so many, we had to spread your birthday over two days.. one for cake and one for presents! You got some really fun stuff like the game Elefun, where you use a net to catch butterflies that come out of a blue elephants trunk! You got a kitty cat paino, a huge purple octopus balloon and Ga & Papa brought you a pink camo tent all the way from Montana! 11.10 & 11.11.09

And here is my second page, the present night! I used October Afternoon Sticker Labels to jot down all the goodies she got for her birthday. And that was just the things I could remember, lol. There was something in one of the pictures I didn't use that I STILL don't know what it is!

This is the most I've ever destressed =] It has Scattered Straw Distress Ink, then Chocolate Covered Cherries Glimmer Mist. I scratched up the clock with a nail file and put some ink on that too. See the little silver piece on my clock? That's really a watch piece! I bought it at our LSS a while ago.. for like 5 cents.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Way too long!

2 weeks with no blog post?! What is that about! I'm not too sure myself!!

On Friday, my Sister, my Grams, the little one and I went to Las Vegas. On Saturday my parents and my cousins joined us. Grams didn't know the cousins were coming, so it was a fun surprise for her 85th Birthday.

When we got to our room, I told my sister, that the hotel must have the same things in their buildings as we do in ours, so when there's an earthquake, it doesn't shake, just rolls. She looked at me like I was crazy. Which really wasn't any different from usual =] It felt like I was super unbalanced.

Fast forward a week and I'm still feeling like that. I went to the doctors on Wednesday and he said that from the pressure changes and everything, I just have motion sickness and it should go away on its own. Hopefully it will go away sooner than later, it's quite annoying!! I don't think I'm going to fall over or anything, but I can feel myself swaying... can only imagine what people were thinking at the store, probably that I was drunk!
Guess what!!


It's just that... a little bit of everything. Right now, I just have buttons listed, with many more to come. Hopefully within the next couple days I will get pictures of all the other goodies I have to list! Let me know what you think of my new shop!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Modern Bird Studios GIVEAWAY

Craftaholics Anonymous is having an awesome giveaway right now! Modern Bird Studios is giving away a 12x12 custom piece! Make sure to go check it out!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A whole bunch of cards

Important news first... The Paper Variety Design Team.. I didn't make it! Aw man! Who didn't cross their fingers?? =] Oh well, I'm still looking forward to their challenges each Wednesday!!

Ok, so I have a bunch of cards to share today! The first 2 cards are lifts of ~Wendy~'s, "Enjoy it" card on

I used Glimmer Mist on the bottom layer of the snowflake and obviously on this one too.. all over!

I made this card for the September Card Challenge on It's for technique, which was Brickwall. I found the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.

It is also for Kristina Werner's Finally Friday Video Challenge, to make a friendship or hello card.

I made this card for my Grandma. She's turning 85 tomorrow. I made this card for Color Throwdown #108. It's also a lift of ~{Puppet}~'s Happy Birthday Card on I love her style!

I made this card for the September Card Challenge, for Sketch. It is a 3rd Anniversary Card for my Sis and Bro-In-Law from my Grandma.